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Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

On January 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama-era protection that has allowed the cannabis industry to flourish despite marijuana


FinCEN Retaining Bank Secrecy Act Marijuana Guidance At Least for Now
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • January 11 2018

As we reported last week, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum on January 4 rescinding the seminal cannabis "Cole Memo" and other DOJ


FBAR Filing Deadline Further Extended
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

On December 22, 2017, the US Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released Notice 2017-1, which states that


Trump Admin Threatens Cannabis Industry: What You Need to Know
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

On January 4, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of an Obama-era Department of Justice guidance known as the “Cole Memo”


Other Shoe Has Dropped, but More to Monitor After DOJ’s Reversal of Marijuana Policy
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2018

As many expected with the change of administrations, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed Obama-era Department of Justice policies


Up in Smoke: Saying Goodbye to the Cole Memo
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • January 4 2018

In what could hardly be characterized as a surprise, on January 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum (the “Sessions Memo”) that


FinCEN Updates Bank Secrecy Act FAQs
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

Recently, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) updated its “Answers to Frequently Asked Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Questions.” The December


FinCEN Issues Final Rule Further Restricting North Korean Access to the US Financial System
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA, North Korea
  • December 29 2017

On 2 November, the US Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the issuance of a final rule severing the


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - December 2017 Germany
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Germany
  • December 22 2017

German prosecutors have searched offices and homes of staff of the Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport. Prosecutors have announced they are


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - December 2017 United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

On November 29, 2016, during an official speech, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Ac ("FCPA") Pilot